Fine Arts

Beginning to intermediate level classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, paper, furniture, and more. Experiment freely in our facilities and under the guidance of our instructors.

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This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, vocabulary, and the creative possibilities of drawing. Students in this class will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape to capture and record the multi-dimensional world and create visually stimulating compositions.

Wednesday
Jul 8 - Aug 5
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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The cyanotype, one of the earliest developed photographic processes, is an accessible option for students interested in exploring alternative photography. In this workshop, students will learn basic cyanotype techniques and create their own with just sunlight and water, while learning a brief history of alternative photographic processes. During the first class session, students will apply sensitizer to paper to make solargrams and prints from desktop negatives and the images they bring along.

Saturday
Aug 1 - Aug 8
9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
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Looking to practice your figure drawing skills, but in need of a live model? Drop into the Co-op whenever your schedule allows. Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, an open session for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model. While an MCAD staff member is present to facilitate, there is no instruction provided. / No discounts or coupon codes may be applied to the purchase of a Co-op pass.

Monday, Sunday
Jun 1 - Aug 10
1:00-5:00 p.m. Sundays / 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays
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Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, an open session for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model.

Monday, Sunday
Jun 1 - Aug 10
1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday / 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday
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In this one day workshop, students will learn how to create an image on an intaglio plate using a process called "drypoint." Students are encouraged to bring drawings and doodles that they can draw directly or transfer to the plate. The drawing is then incised into the plate, and printed using an intaglio press. Non-toxic, water based inks will be used, and use of a small kitchen device will be shown (or pasta press) so that students could work on this type of project at home. No previous experience necessary. / The class will have a one-hour lunch break.

Saturday
Aug 8 - Aug 8
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one hour lunch)
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Are you a beginning drawing student interested in learning how to sketch outdoors or on-the-go? Or have you already done some of your own drawing, but wish to find new inspiration to solidify a more regular practice of recording your impressions? By creating a travel sketchbook, you can do this and more! You'll be encouraged to look at the world around you with keen eyes and may find that your sketchbook provides you with more personalized memories than a photograph.

Saturday
Jul 11 - Aug 1
9:00 am-12:30 pm
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This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand their thinking of drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 15 - Jun 19
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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Produce your own prints in MCAD's beautiful and expansive printmaking studio and spend a week of your own studio time on technical investigation and personal exploration. This week-long workshop for art educators will include demonstrations of intaglio, embossing, collagraph, and monotype printmaking techniques.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 22 - Jun 26
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, vocabulary, and the creative possibilities of drawing. Students in this class will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape to capture and record the multi-dimensional world and create visually stimulating compositions.

Wednesday
Jun 3 - Jul 1
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. Students will use oil paint to learn basic techniques of this expansive medium. The fundamental elements of color, color theory, design, form, and content will be explored through studio work and slide lectures. This is a welcoming and engaging studio-based class; come ready to paint on the first night! / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Monday
Jun 1 - Aug 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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